After six seasons and two movies, we’ve had our fill of Sex and the City, right? Not according to the CW.
Rumours of a new TV series have been confirmed, and The Carrie Diaries – the young adult novel written by Candace Bushnell herself – has been given a green light. Sort of.
Dubbed “the high school version” of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries will serve as a prequel and document the trials and tribulations of a young Carrie Bradshaw. According to EW, The Carrie Diaries will see Carrie ask “her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family, while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.” (But wait a second: didn’t she admit in the original series that she didn’t move to Manhattan until her 20s?)
Either way, they’ll be some continuity guaranteed: Sex and the City writer Amy Harris has written the pilot, while author Candace Bushnell is an executive producer alongside Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and The O.C.‘s Josh Schwartz.
Of course, a new Savage-Schwartz project like The Carrie Diaries may see the end of Gossip Girl – especially since ratings have been lower than ever. But there’s yet to be casting, and a pilot’s not quite a full series – so it may be a while before we watch Carrie Bradshaw in her full ’80s glory. (And is it too much to hope for a SJP cameo?)